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Hal King honored for his contributions to food safety

CHICAGO – Hal King, founder, and CEO of Public Health Innovations LLC, is this year’s recipient of the Food Safety Leadership Award from NSF International. NSF International, a global public health, and safety organization, announced King as this year’s recipient Wednesday at the 20th annual Food Safety Summit. The summit, at the Donald E. Stephens… Continue Reading

NSF’s EyeSucceed becomes Glass Partner; refines safety focus

Onsite inspections have long been a standard tool for food safety training and enforcement efforts, but wearable technology and augmented reality are combining to change that with Google Glass. EyeSucceed, a technology company focusing on food safety, is the latest Glass Partner, according to an announcement this morning from parent company NSF International. NSF’s Tom… Continue Reading

Outstanding accomplishments in food safety recognized by NSF

Press Release

ANN ARBOR, MI – NSF International, a global public health and safety organization that provides food safety and quality assurance services across all food supply chain sectors, announced the recipients of the 2017 NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards at the 2017 Food Safety Summit outside of Chicago this past week. NSF International’s Food Safety Leadership Awards… Continue Reading

How many do you know? Top 10 food safety myths and facts

Editor’s note: For the final day of Food Safety Month, we bring you these popular — and dangerous — myths and their factual counterparts from the Partnership for Food Safety Education. MYTH: If I microwave food, the microwaves kill the bacteria, so the food is safe. FACT: Microwaves aren’t what kill bacteria – it’s the heat generated… Continue Reading

IAFP 2016 — Flint water crisis was also a food safety emergency for Michigan

ST. LOUIS — The Flint water crisis exposing children to dangerous lead levels is not just a local impact story about mistakenly changing from one water source to another. Changing the water also changed the ecosystem inside the pipes and the linkages of Flint’s entire water distribution system. Exposing that ecosystem to new water is what spiked the… Continue Reading

Collaboration common theme among food safety honorees

CHICAGO — More than 70 combined years of food safety advocacy and research by John Butts and Purnendu Vasavada was recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 18th annual Food Safety Summit today. The annual Food Safety Leadership Award for Training and Education went to Judy A. Harrison, professor and Extension food safety specialist at… Continue Reading

Dangerous stimulant found in 14 supplement products in U.S.

The stimulant oxilofrine is considered dangerous and banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, Major League Baseball, National Football League and other sports organizations. Yet a global public health organization says the ephedrine-like substance is found in 14 over-the-counter dietary supplements sold by popular retail stores in the United States. It is the fourth time in… Continue Reading

NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards Presented at Food Safety Summit

Epidemiologist Bill Keene was posthumously awarded the 2014 NSF Food Safety Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday at the Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, MD. Keene was a senior epidemiologist for the Oregon Public Health Division (OPHD) whose work involved breakthroughs on investigations into major foodborne illness outbreaks, including the spinach E. coli outbreak of… Continue Reading